Unit content includes: learning the particularities of Hebrew grammar and syntax and biblical vocabulary with a view to being able to read and translate elementary Hebrew sentences into English. The unit covers just over half the material in the set text, whereupon Hebrew 2 focuses on the remaining material.

Unit code: AL1001L

Unit status: Approved (Major revision)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit discipline: Languages

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning outcomes


Identify the basic vocabulary of biblical Hebrew


Operate with the rudiments of Hebrew grammar and syntax


Translate simple verses from the Hebrew Bible

Unit sequence

Course relationship: A level 1 unit in undergraduate theology and ministry courses


Face-to-face instruction; regular testing of vocabulary, parsing, Hebrew grammar, and translation skills; peer group work in class and after hours.

Indicative Bibliography

  • Bartelt, Andrew H., and Andrew E. Steinmann. Fundamental Biblical Hebrew, Fundamental Biblical Aramaic. St Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 2004.
  • ———. Workbook and supplementary exercises for Fundamental biblical Hebrew and Fundamental biblical Aramaic. St Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 2003.
  • Brown, Francis, Samuel Rolles Driver, and Charles Augustus Briggs. The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon: with an appendix containing the Biblical Aramaic. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1996.
  • Elliger, Karl, and Wilhelm Rudolph, eds. Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia. 5th rev ed. Stuttgart, Germany: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 1997.
  • Holladay, William L. A concise Hebrew and Aramaic lexicon of the Old Testament. 14th corrected impression. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1998.
  • Kohlenberger, John R. The Hebrew English concordance to the Old Testament: with the new international version. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1998.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Short Answer Tests

A series of individual chapter and cumulative tests

3100 80.0
Learning Resource

Homework exercises

900 20.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 4 Oct, 2020

Unit record last updated: 2021-06-07 08:43:51 +1000